Wednesdays & FridaysCome learn about the Orpheum’s animals! The Orpheum Education Team will talk to visitors about our animals, followed by an animal feeding time. Participants will take a closer look at our aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons, and corn snake.
John Philip Sousa and his band joined Charles Dillingham’s extravagant Broadway-style revue, Hip! Hip! Hooray!, for its opening in New York’s Hippodrome on September 30, 1915 and performed two concerts, with the exception of Sundays, daily until June 3, 1916. Dillingham’s spectacular included an elephant show, high wire acts, theatrical ice skating, flower ladders, and comedic and vaudeville routines.
Come out and shop from local farmers and vendors. Shopping, Music and food. 8am-4pm (EVERY Sunday, year round) Where: Fluid Event Center 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL
Pogo Studio was established in downtown Champaign, IL, in 1985 and quickly earned local, regional and national recognition for its finely crafted recordings and its owner’s easy-going nature. The studio remained a fixture of the community’s music scene and a valuable resource for regional recording artists for nearly thirty years.
As war enveloped much of Western Europe in 1914 and 1915 our country struggled to justify its involvement in this conflict and our national leaders overwhelmingly favored peaceful negotiation as the only logical way to end Europe’s war. However by 1916 Germany’s military had devastated large portions of Belgium and France, and presented a serious threat to Great Britain as well as commercial shipping across the north Atlantic.
When World War I began in 1914 the United States proclaimed that it would follow a policy of strict neutrality “in thought and deed,” and President Wilson firmly believed that peace was the only course of action needed to resolve the European conflict. Many Americans felt the same way, but as the war’s atrocities, both fictional and real, were publicized, some politicians and military leaders began to voice their support for military intervention.
A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky. Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight from your backyard. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, and children under 12, all at the door. No shows on February 6, March 6, March 27 and April 3.
For over a century, the University of Illinois has played a leading role in the promotion of educational exchange with China. UI President Edmund James was a leader in the movement to open US universities to Chinese students in 1906, when US policy toward China was very restrictive in this area. This exhibit tells the story of how James’ vision led the University of Illinois to become one of the most significant destinations for Chinese students during the early decades of the 20th century.
Originally a painter, contemporary artist William Wegman became well known for photographs of his Weimaraners. Categorized as a minimalist and conceptual artist, his works often times suggest a surrealist absurdity. Throughout his career, Wegman experimented with different media—video, photography, drawing, and painting—and over the years these four types of media have converged.
Modernist design, that radical and iconoclastic break with the past, is now itself a thing of the past. Perhaps sufficiently so that over the last few years, artists have been treating modernist designs as icons themselves, and incorporating them—sometimes literally and often conceptually—into their own work. These recombinations and modifications result in an entirely unique mix: a meta-modernism in which the original source is changed, self-referential, abstracted.
The university’s faculty within the detail+FABRICATION Program of The Illinois School of Architecture are exploring the role of fabrication and making. Rather than privileging finished products, objects, or built work, these designers are placing an increased focus on the process of making as a means for surveying alternative outcomes.
Meant as a complement to both "MetaModern" and "Artists Including Me: William Wegman", this exhibition displays works from the permanent collection that directly reference canonical works of art, specific artists, and art historical styles. Some artists convey a sense of adoration for their subject—playfully or with great reverence—while others use their works to critique society, religion, or even the art historical canon.
Tom Berenz is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Berenz has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA from Northern Illinois University, and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Berenz blurs the lines between realism and abstraction, beauty and horror, devastation and the sublime. He uses the disaster motif as a metaphor to create conversations about personal, sociopolitical, environmental and ideological issues.
Clara Barton, who earned recognition as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her humanitarian service during America’s Civil War, founded the American Red Cross in May 1881 as an associate relief organization of the International Committee of the Red Cross Organization. However, unlike its international associate, the American Red Cross devoted most of its early service efforts to provide relief for those individuals from the United States affected by natural disasters, such as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. During Americ
Quiltmaking is an integral and vital part of South Asian culture. Much the same as here in the West, quilts serve both functional and symbolic purposes. They provide warmth as well as a comfortable place to sit; and they also commemorate special occasions and tell the stories of the lives of their makers. The seams that bring together different pieces of fabric in a quilt also represent the seams that bring together this vast region—its people, its cultures, and its shared tradition of extraordinary textiles.
Please come and see the exhibition "HERstory", new work by CJ McCarrick.
Duration: HERstory is on view in the Y's Murphy Gallery through April 10, 2015.
Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
Where: Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL (Corner of Wright & Chalmers)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Chado, or the Way of Tea, is one of the most ancient and revered arts of Japan. During the ceremony, you will be served a bowl of matcha tea and a Japanese sweet.
Reservations are recommended because we sometimes sell out. Call with your credit card information in order to make a reservation. Refunds will be given if you cancel the day before the ceremony (by Wednesday at 3:00 for a Thursday tea, and by Friday at noon before a Saturday tea).
The Illini Union Art Gallery will display the sixth annual The Eric Show Thursday, March 12 through Friday, April 5. An opening reception will take place on Thursday at 5pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The Eric Show commemorates the life of Dale Steffenson’s son, Eric, who lost his life just after graduating high school a semester early in 1970. He was an accomplished and award-winning artist with hopes to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign as an art major.
In the middle of winter and spring
In the middle of Holiday Market and Market at the Square
In the Middle of Lincoln Square
The Urbana Business Association has extended the market season year-round by bringing you the Middle Market. And 2015 will bring SIX Middle Market dates this season as follows:
January 17, February 7, February 21, March 21, April 4, April 18
Every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
The 2015 Season kicks off on Saturday March 21st and runs through April 25th. Each Saturday morning, from 9 AM to 12 noon.
We'll be selling our cheeses, goat milk yogurt, and various flavors of gelato. Other area farmer friends will be here to sell their early season offerings. We will also have some artisan friends joining us with baked goods, and more. This is a great time to come out visit the farm, see some of the new babies, and get an early taste of spring.
Professor Harwood's research, rooted in social justice, focuses on the emerging field of planning for difference and diversity. She has co-authored numerous articles about Racial Microaggressions at the University of Illinois Urbana campus, including two reports with testimonials from students of color about their experiences in the resident halls and classrooms.
Inclusive Illinois has partnered with the Chancellor, Provost, Deans, and campus leadership to conduct a series of campus conversations around the question "How do we build an inclusive Illinois?"
Champaign Surplus proudly presents the 18th Annual Mountainfilm on Tour — Champaign/Urbana. The Mountainfilm in Telluride film festival showcases leading independent documentary films from around the world, chosen based on Mountainfilm's mission to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, and conversations worth sustaining. A selection of festival films then hits the road on tour.
We've put together an inspiring & action-packed selection of films once again for our 2015 showing.